How a Home Renovation Can Make You Happier

A home renovation is a great way to increase the value of your home, but did you know that there are other benefits as well? Specifically: your mood. Yes, a home renovation can actually make you happier. But how?

Here’s a rundown on how a home renovation can boost your mood and your comfort levels.

Here’s a rundown on how a home renovation can boost your mood and your comfort levels.

Environment matters

living room with natural light

You spend a significant amount of time in your home. It ought to be your sanctuary – a place that brings you peace and wellbeing. Unfortunately, a cluttered, dingy, or outdated design can impact that mood.

There’s a reason decluttering ones’ desk improves productivity. When we’re in a comfortable space our mood improves as well. The same can be said for your home. A home renovation is one of the best ways to improve your space and your mood!

Projects are rewarding

a man in the process of adding subway tiled backsplash

A home renovation is a big undertaking, but it comes with big rewards. Setting goals and achieving them is one of the best dopamine boosters you can naturally give yourself – completing a project like a home remodel is just that.

Anyone who’s knocked a big project on the head will tell you: it’s the best feeling in the world. Whether you’re doing a basic kitchen update or a complete home remodel, following through on your goals is a great way to make yourself happier.

Tailoring your environment

A home renovation is one of the best ways to tailor your environment to the way you use it. Looking to perform a bath update? How many family members use the bath vs the shower? Can your remodel reflect the way you use the space? Absolutely.

Tailoring your space is one of the best ways to boost your happiness. It makes everyday tasks easier and smoother, taking the stress out of basic living.

Entertain more often

When we’re not proud of our home we rarely want to show it off. This can lead to social isolation and feelings of loneliness. A home renovation is a way to make your space more appealing. The prouder you are of your space, the more you’ll want to show it off to friends and family.

Humans are social creatures, so entertaining in your own space is an incredibly rewarding experience. A home renovation will give you the drive to do just that.

Let the light in

window with open curtains

Bright, airy spaces are like happiness batteries for humans. Natural light will boost your mood and quite literally brighten your day. A home renovation that prioritizes natural lighting is therefore a boon for your feelings of happiness.

When planning your renovation you ought to prioritize windows and doors that let in the most natural light. Keep the space airy and functional and your mood will thank you.

Play to color theory

Did you know that different colors directly affect your mood? Now you do! A home remodel is the ideal time to play to color theory and bring some mood-lightening colors into your everyday environment.

Happy colors include bright, warm colors such as yellow, orange, pink, and red. Before you go painting your house bright yellow, though, know that pastels like peach, light pink, or lilac will also do the job nicely. If in doubt, play to your neutrals and add pops of accent happy colors.

Make your house a home

Home renovations are incredibly rewarding projects. They not only increase the value of your home, but they can also help you live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Now you know a little about how a home renovation can boost your mood.

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